A 33-year-old female asked:
Hi my mom thinks she has a hacker its been a problem for a while it's getting really bad she's delusional paranoid ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Psychotic Disorder: I understand your distress and frustration.
You have been a Caring Daughter!
Mom’s thinking that she is a hacker seems to indicate poor Reality- testing, feeling grandiose, and desire to control.
If she believes it adamantly, it becomes Delusion. Mother may have Paranoid ideations- or may have Paranoid Delusions.
Prepare her to see Psychiatrist for possible Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment.
1.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Psychiatry 26 years experience
She needs to: Be evaluated ASAP. Without knowing more about her (if this was sudden, due to a med change, if she has a history of mental illness, etc) it’s impossible to say what caused her paranoia, but lots of things can cause this, and all of them require urgent/emergent evaluation. The safe thing to do is to please take her to the ER.
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Last updated Jun 7, 2017
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